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Surgeon gives grateful gran a helping hand to make priceless memories

Mr Tambe with award

A Derbyshire Gran has thanked the surgeon who made it possible for her to hold her granddaughter for the first time.

In 2020, Mandy Taylor suffered a nasty fall which left her in terrible pain and both elbows continuously dislocating. After not being able to do “normal things” for herself for a year, Mr Tambe reassured her that he would fix her elbows.

Most importantly for Mandy, Mr Tambe’s work has allowed her to be able to hold her one year-old granddaughter for the first time in her life. Mandy said, “This means the absolute world to me.”

                                                                                                   before and after

 

Mr Tambe was awarded the “Patient Hero” award for the fantastic work and patient care that he provided to Mandy. Dr Magnus Harrison, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, virtually presented the award to Mr Tambe via MS Teams. Dr Magnus Harrison said “It’s always fantastic when you receive such good feedback from your patients – I hope it has given you the pat on the back that you so deserve.” 

                                                                                                                           Mr Tambe with Magnus Harrison

Mr Tambe said: “It’s the care that I would give anyone, no matter who they are, but for Mandy to take time to nominate me, wow, that is really special. It is not just myself that has played a part in Mandy’s journey – the physios, my secretary, the splint workshop, the list is endless – they all deserve credit for this too.

                                                                                             Mr Tambe with award

When Mandy found out Mr Tambe had been awarded our Patient Hero Award, she said: “I’m overwhelmed and so pleased that Mr Tambe has received his very well deserved award, he’s a fantastic surgeon that reassured me every step of the way throughout a very difficult year during my immobility, pain and two reconstructive surgeries on both my arms during covid, a very caring nature and compassionate surgeon with a happy smile. Thanks Amol, you're my Hero; simply the best.”

Congratulations and well done Mr Tambe.

Has a member of our staff gone above and beyond for you? Did they help save your life? Send us your story to uhdb.employeeawards@nhs.net using the subject “My Patient Hero”